Microsoft & GE enter 15-year PPA to support Ireland wind farm

Microsoft announced a new wind energy agreement in Ireland. With the agreement, Microsoft will become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100% of the wind energy from its new, 37-MW Tullahennel wind

Battery costs could fall up to 66% by 2030, says IRENA

The cost of battery storage for stationary applications could fall by up to 66% by 2030, according to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The falling price of batteries could stimulate a 17-fold growth of installed battery storage, opening up a number of new commercial and economic opportunities, the report highlights. Launched

Here are five things to know about hydrogen and fuel cells.

Hydrogen is an alternative fuel that has very high energy content by weight.

Navigant Research: Revenue for microgrid energy storage to total over $22 billion in next decade

According to the Navigant report, the most successful companies in this industry will be those that can unlock the potential of new business models to reduce the risk and upfront costs to customers.

ENGIE North America announces largest utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts

Although the Massachusetts facility will be solar powered, the company also employs wind power where appropriate.

Navigant Research launches Energy Storage Forecast Data Service

Navigant Research announced the launch of its Energy Storage Forecast Data Service, which provides quarterly market insights on the emerging energy storage technologies and applications for the largest global markets. Powered by Navigant Research’s energy storage forecast models, this Data Service enables users to prioritize investment targets in markets that are expected to grow rapidly, while monitoring

Wärtsilä’s American Hydro to increase efficiency & production cap at Washington State pump-generating plant

The Grand Coulee Dam is the largest hydropower project in the United States, generating more than 21 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year.

DNV GL releases updated GRIDSTOR recommended practice for grid-connected energy storage systems

The updated version of Gridstor incorporates the latest storage technologies and market developments and provides the most up to date recommendations on safety, operation, and performance for grid-connected energy storage systems.

New York’s Drive Clean Rebate spurs 74% increase in EV sales

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that New York has seen a 74% increase in electric car sales over the same time period last year, resulting from the Drive Clean Rebate initiative launched on March 21, 2017. The Drive Clean Rebate provides New York residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase of a

Acciona opens battery storage plant at wind farm in Spain

Acciona Energia has opened a new battery storage plant alongside a wind farm in Barasoain, located in the region of Navarra, Spain. It is the first battery storage facility incorporated into a grid-connected wind farm in the country. The aim of the battery system is to increase the generation of renewable energy and optimize the management